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Philadelphia Eagles sign center to futures contract

Another signing for the offseason.

NFL Combine - Day 3 Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Last week, the Philadelphia Eagles signed four free agent players to reserve/futures contracts. On Tuesday, the Eagles officially signed another player to a futures deal: center Jon Toth.

Again, to be clear, none of these players have been signed to the active 53-man roster. These signings are being made for the 90-man offseason roster.

Toth originally signed with Philadelphia’s practice squad this season on Dec. 1 before later being released on Dec. 27.

Here’s what we previously wrote about Toth.

It might not seem like it, but Toth is actually an interesting addition for the Eagles.

Toth measures in at 6-5, 310 pounds. He didn’t miss a single game in four years at Kentucky. Sports Illustrated ranked him as the fourth overall center prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft. ESPN had him fourth as well. He was their No. 169 prospect overall. Nice.

Toth had some teams interested in signing him as an undrafted free agent, but a sudden back injury prevented that from happening. Toth had surgery on a disc in his lower back over the summer.

Jason Kelce had an All-Pro season in 2017, but he also turned 30 years old in November. With long-term thinking in mind, it can’t hurt to take a shot on a lottery ticket like Toth.

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